27/02/2019 Press release

TOTAL PARCO Announces the Winners of the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge

Islamabad, February 27, 2019 

Energizing Your Ideas!                                       

After the jury of local experts selected the winners of the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Pakistan, they were presented with their awards at an official ceremony held on 27th February 2019 at Serena Hotel-Islamabad.

The three winners of the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Pakistan are:

1st place - MR. OZAAL MUHAMMAD ZESHA ALLAH - CLASSNOTES

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Educational resources and data centric services to the students in Pakistan and MENA region. Serving 200,000 students every month and helping them prepare for their examinations.

2nd Place - Ms. bisma asif - reuse of organic waste

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This project is an idea to turn rotten fruits and vegetables into organic, natural foods and enrich them with nutrient fertilizers to grow healthy crops and to decrease land pollution.

3rd Place - Ms. Aneeqa Ali - The Mad Hatters  

3rd Place - Aneeqa Ali

 

Female led platform for adventure seekers to get out of the daily grind and travel to some of the less explored areas of Pakistan for a rich cultural experience. Initiative to create awareness about local heritage/diversity and aid local communities.

 

These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support of up to PKR 1,800,000- for the first prize to develop their project. They will also receive personalized support and coaching from the National Incubator Center (NIC) and a communications campaign to publicize their project.

The winner of the Top Female Entrepreneur award, a new addition to the 2018-2019 Challenge to support women in business, is:

Ms. bisma asif - reuse of organic waste

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This project is an idea to turn rotten fruits and vegetables into organic, natural foods and enrich them with nutrient fertilizers to grow healthy crops and to decrease land pollution.

 

The 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge, held simultaneously in 55 countries[1] — 37 of which are in Africa, 11 in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region, 4 in the Americas, and 3 in Europe — reaffirms Total’s commitment to social and economic development in host countries worldwide. By helping innovative young entrepreneurs to realize their projects, the Challenge strengthens the local social fabric.

The second Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge received nearly 50,000 entries, of which more than 15,000 were fully completed. In all, 825 finalists presented their projects to a jury of experts, with 165 winning prizes.

The first prize winner in each country will see their project presented to the international grand juries that will pick the six Grand Winners from all 55 countries.

 

About TOTAL PARCO

TOTAL PARCO Pakistan Ltd (TOTAL PARCO) is a joint venture between Total S.A and PAK ARAB REFINERY LTD (PARCO) which is a fully integrated energy company. Along with petroleum, they successfully own a complete range of automotive and industrial lubricants catering to the diversified needs of customers across various industries and social groups nationwide. TOTAL PARCO Pakistan Limited is committed to human development, quality, reliability and operational safety for its employees, contractors and business partners.

About Total

Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

 

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[1] Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique,  Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For France, only New Caledonia, Mayotte, French Polynesia and Reunion Island are concerned.